College Junior 2013-01-22T02:10:11Z
applying to aquinas is free. aquinas gives lots of scholarships. i only took out $7,500 in loans this year
College Junior 2013-01-20T20:55:42Z
Aquinas College is small school however it ranks up with bigger schools in extracurricular activities. The cross country has been the only team in the NAIA to be ranked in the top 15 for the past +10years as well as other teams making it to national competitions. We have tremendous faculty, having a top jazz musician as a professor is pretty awesome.
College Junior 2013-01-20T20:50:52Z
There are different ethnic groups at Aquinas college but not in huge numbers. The majority is Caucasian but among each group of friends there is that one minority. Its nice knowing that people don't group into their own ethnic group. Most people on campus are very, very nice and are happy to be friends.
College Junior 2013-01-20T20:41:05Z
There is a lot of great student life facilities at Aquinas. The moose(cafe house), the Sturrus Center(Athletics), the Art and Music center, soccerfield, and library along with dorms with volleyball/basketball courts. However this may be it, the thing that gets to most Aquinas students is that the campus is really small and limited. Some campus activities don't promote as much as they should.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T16:23:41Z
Aquinas is basically perfectly placed in the city of Grand Rapids. It is right near downtown GR with the Van Andel Arena, the GRAM, etc. East-town is also close by with fun shops and restaurants. Also even though AQ is situated near downtown it really doesn't give off that city vibe. When you're on campus it really doesn't seem as if you are in the middle of a big city. You are surrounded by trees, and old styled buildings. Overall its just a great atmosphere to live in.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T16:09:11Z
I am an art education major. The art department is very personal and so far I have learned a lot from all of my professors. Aquinas is a liberal arts college, so there are many gen. eds that I must take but most of them have different class options so I can pick the one that I am most interested in. The Art building has its own gallery that with shows of faculty and students. There are many places outside Aquinas for art students to go explore such as The Frederick Meijer Gardens, the GRAM, and ArtPrize in the fall.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T15:49:52Z
There is not a greek life at Aquinas College. There is though an opportunity to create a Living Learning Community (LLC) which is a themed living opportunity you can apply for once you reach sophomore status. You live in a on campus house or apartment with a group of friends who all have one common interest.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T15:16:29Z
I have loved living in the dorms. At St Joes it is so small that everyone knows you and it really feels like a home. Word of caution though. Do not date within your building. It gets really awkward and claustrophobic.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T15:13:50Z
It is fantastic if you have a car to get there. If you are stuck with foot travel you will be eating at yesterdog a lot!
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T15:12:25Z
If you look, you can find it fairly easily. With east town about a five min walk people can find just about anything. As for alcohol it is not to bad. People party on the weekends but mostly in houses off campas.
College Junior 2012-12-26T05:28:53Z
The professors are good and the course list is broad. If your going into nursing, business, or accounting this is the place for you. their polisci program is also very good. Bio majors wil enjoy the ecology of our campus (which is used in lab work) while environment minded people will love our sustainable business program, of which we are a pioneer school. The profs tend to be very personal with students since class sizes usually are only as big as 20 people. However, there is a heavy demand for gen-eds here.
College Junior 2012-12-26T05:22:15Z
There isn't much of one on campus, nothing hard anyways. The school tends to crack down harder on drugs than alcohol but, as with anything, you can find it if you look. Marijuana is the only real "scene" and even then it's limited. Alcohol is a different story. Many of the RA's and Campus safety turn a blind eye to underage drinking. If you have an older friend you can usually get something easy enough. However, parties tend to be limited to major events like holidays.
College Junior 2012-12-26T05:19:23Z
Depends on what you're looking for. The RA's and Campus Safety are pretty lax when it comes to alcohol on campus. If no one's being hurt, and you're not going to get them into trouble for ignoring it, then they usually don't care. They do tend to focus on weird little things. fines for falling asleep in lounges or entering through an unauthorized door. The strictest places by far are coed hours (time when you are allowed to have a person of the opposite sex in your room), mandatory quiet and silent hours, and parking tickets. They hand out parking tickets like nobody's business.
College Junior 2012-12-26T05:06:03Z
Eastown is a 5-10 minute walk off campus but doesn't boost very many top notch restaurants. As for Grand Rapids itself, if you have a way to travel around the city, you can find something that you'll love. As with anywhere prices vary, $10 meals at a nice sit down restaurant.
College Senior 2012-12-19T03:43:28Z
I feel that the professors do a good job at Aquinas with a few exceptions. The overall workload is consistent with other Colleges/Universities. I have been able to establish relationships with my professors and have gained much knowledge.
College Senior 2012-12-19T03:39:00Z
The education studies program at Aquinas is top notch. I feel that they go above and beyond with getting the students into the classroom setting to make sure that this is their calling as well as getting them valuable experience. The workload is challenging yet rewarding. The facilities and technologies used are top of the line. I feel that the Aquinas education studies program is on par with other Colleges and Universities.
College Junior 2012-12-09T18:50:05Z
There is a lot of variety when it comes to off-campus dining. Some are fast food options, however a lot of restaurants are super expensive. Not many places offer student discounts.
College Junior 2012-12-09T18:40:00Z
The Moose is a really great hangout spot and the coffee selection is delicious. it is a great place to go and get homework done or meet up with friends.
College Junior 2012-12-09T18:37:27Z
The Stirrus Fitness Center is a great place to go and work out. I love the variety of the machines and other equipment. The dance room is a nice edition. However, I wish they were doing Zumba classes this year. They also really need to have a pool.
College Senior 2012-12-05T02:50:04Z
There is a bus stop by the school and plenty of parking options. Parking is really cheap compared to other universities. The only issue is the inconvenient locations of the commuter lots.
College Senior 2012-12-05T02:46:34Z
I am in Aquinas College. I have thoroughly enjoyed my education here. Being a transfer student I expected to have a difficult time, but found the whole process to be simple. I easily transitioned into the program. My adviser has been extremely helpful. The curriculum is challenging which is comforting because I know it will help me in the long run. There are plenty of internships available, you just have to research them.
College Senior 2012-12-05T02:40:47Z
I love my program. The teachers are amazing, they each have different methods of teaching which makes each class unique. I would definitely choose my program again. I plan on attending Law school after receiving my bachelor's degree in Business and Communications. Then hope to go into Corporate Law. I am only concerned that there aren't any opportunities within Michigan
College Senior 2012-12-05T02:35:29Z
I had no difficulty getting into my program. My advisor was extremely helpful. I also found it to be very easy to contact the heads of the departments in which I am majoring. The whole process was really easy, all I had to was talk to my advisor and get placed into the correct classes. It was as simple as that.
College Senior 2012-12-05T02:16:19Z
As a pre-law major, I plan on looking for an internship through Aquinas' Career and development center. I am concerned with the time constraints an internship will place on me since I work part time and take anywhere between 15-18 credits at a time. I am confident though that Aquinas will be able to help me find the right internship.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-25T00:48:58Z
There is usually always something going on on campus and downtown GR is a great place to go at night!
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